Nepal Engineering College (nec)

Nepal Engineering College (nec)

Changunarayan, Changunarayan, Bhaktapur


Nepal Engineering College (nec) is a renowned academic institute, serving as a  cornerstone for the country's development through its commitment to providing quality  engineering education. Established in 1994 by a group of visionary professionals and  academicians, nec has since been instrumental in shaping the academic landscape of  Nepal. As a not-for-profit institution, nec prioritizes academic excellence, ensuring that  students receive the best possible education while fostering an environment conducive  to innovation and intellectual exploration. nec not only equips its students with the  necessary skills and knowledge but also instills in them a sense of responsibility  towards their communities and the nation as a whole. 

The Center for Postgraduate Studies (nec-CPS) further enhances nec's academic  offerings by providing specialized postgraduate programs in engineering and related  sciences. Located in Prayag Pokhari, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, nec-CPS offers a  diverse range of master's programs tailored to meet the evolving demands of various  industries and sectors. From M.Sc. Construction Management to M.Sc. Transportation  Engineering and Management, nec-CPS ensures that students have access to cutting edge education that prepares them for the challenges of the modern world. Additionally, with programs like M.Sc. Natural Resources Management and M.Sc.  Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management, nec-CPS addresses critical  issues such as sustainability and resource management, reflecting its commitment to  producing socially responsible and environmentally conscious professionals.

Salient Features

International Linkages

NEC has established institutional linkages for academic exchanges, with a number of universities, institutions, and organizations in different parts of the world. Exchange of faculty and students, sharing of knowledge, experiences, and publications, and collaboration in teaching and research have been some of the continued activities initiated and supported under such linkages.

To date, the institutional linkages of NEC extend to -

  • Ball State University, USA
  • Ehime University, Japan
  • Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), India
  • Imperial College, London
  • South Asian Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs), Hyderabad, India
  • MVA Asia Ltd. HongKong & NTDRC
  • Tarleton State University, Texas, USA

Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Center

ICT center consists of hardware and software facilities needed for information and communication. These include computer and network hardware, communication middleware as well as necessary software. The Windows and Linux-based Computer Laboratories, seven in number, are managed by the ICT center which provides an opportunity for the students to experiment with readymade software and develop their own software during and after the class hours. The students can access the information through unlimited internet access and Wi-Fi connectivity within the NEC premises.

Lab Upgrades

Recent lab upgrades for Civil Engineering have been accomplished.1. Three hinged arch and bending moment set up are replaced by new ones and are used for structure analysis practical.2. Three new Smart Road software has been recently added for the final year road project.

Research Centers

The following research centers established within the NEC umbrella are involved in research, development, and promotional activities:1. Center for Research in Social Defense Technology (CRSDT)2. Computer Technology and Robotonix Club (CTRC)

Co-curricular Activities 


The college encourages students to participate in sports, athletics, and other co-curricular activities on NEC holidays. Sports activities are strictly prohibited on college days. The facilities for outdoor sports include volleyball and basketball courts and a large football ground maintained within the college premises.

Site Visits and Study Tours

The college arranges required site visit or study tour of students to relevant industries, institutions and construction projects. Settlement study, directly complementing the learning of the students pursuing B. Architecture. is part of the curriculum. A survey camp of ten days is organized for the third year students of B. E. (Civil and Civil & Rural) and B. E. Civil for Diploma Holders. Two weeks educational exposure tour (NASA) to India is organized for the third-year students of architecture. After such visits, students are asked to submit a report in the prescribed format as a part of the internal evaluation system. 

Librarynec library provides the ambiance of learning for the students and faculty. There is a collection of more than 35000 books and references on wide-ranging subjects in engineering, technology, basic and applied sciences, social sciences, language, and culture. The library has been essentially serving NEC students and faculty and also professionals and researchers from outside. The computerized catalog system allows easy retrieval of textbooks and other reference books.

Admission Guidelines

For BE Programs 

Must have passed 10+2/I.Sc/Diploma in Engineering or equivalent with at least second division marks with science (Physical or Biology group) as a compulsory subject. Must have at least a C grade in 10+2 for all subjects. 

For M.Sc. Natural Resources Management

A Candidate having graduated with at least 15 years of schooling in any of the following: Engineering, Architecture, Food technology, Agriculture, Forestry, Surveying, Animal Science, Management, Geography, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany from recognized University are considered eligible to apply for admission.

For M.Sc Construction Management 

Minimum Bachelor Degree in any branch of Engineering (Civil, Electrical Mechanical Geotechnical, Hydropower and Architecture) with at least 15 years of education and securing a minimum of second division or equivalent from a recognized University/Institution.